BAVCS/BFA Thesis Symposium - Saturday, April 20th 10:30-4:45
The Art Institute of Chicago
Stock Exchange and Trading Room FREE! OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Featuring the work of:
10:30AM: an indefinite limit
12 Noon: From Tech2u
1:30PM: Experienced Histories
3:00PM: Subgestion: Nonsense, Control, Narrative, Absorption
-Sara Van De Walle
To the Art Institute community:
The museum is very pleased to be unveiling of our new Wi-Fi
equipped galleries and a free app, available for both Apple and
Android devices, that offers 50 different tours of the museum for
visitors, complete with turn-by-turn navigation through our galleries.
We are the first art museum in the world to be able to offer such
navigational tours on both Apple and Android platforms. Needless to
say, this is a tremendous step forward in making our collections more
accessible and our buildings more navigable.
The app is called “Art Institute of Chicago Tours” and is available for
Apple and Android devices. The software used for the
tours was developed by the Portland, Oregon–based company Meridian,
which, in combination with our new Wi-Fi network, allows us to link
content to an “indoor GPS” system. Visitors who download the app will
be able to tour our galleries by collection (such as African art,
Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, or contemporary art); by theme
(such as children in art, self-portraits, African American artists, or
Chicago artists); or by time (one hour, two hours, full day) or
occasion (family visit, impressing out-of-town guests, or a first
date). The app also offers information on and directions to all
current exhibitions as well as to amenities such as exits, coat
checks, and restrooms.
Wiring the buildings and producing the app on a tight timeframe was no
small feat, and I would like to recognize the team who worked so hard
on this initiative: Gene Adams, Carissa Kowalski Dougherty, Erin
Hogan, Kevin Lint, Lucas Livingston, Gordon Montgomery, Liz Neely, Sam
Quigley, Lauren Schultz, and David Stark.
I encourage you to download and explore the app. If you have comments
or ideas for content, please e-mail them to email@example.com. And
please join us in celebrating the launch of the app! for more info visit their website
President and Eloise W. Martin Director
Art Institute of Chicago
Are you working on a paper or research project and need help finding good sources?
You know you can check out books from SAIC’s Flaxman Library as well as look at materials at the Ryerson & Burnham Libraries. Now there’s more! Schedule a 30 minute one-on-one appointment with a Ryerson & Burnham Reference Librarian. We will help you develop a research strategy and find the materials that best meet your research needs. Please submit an appointment request here or through the SAIC website in the current students section > Online Tools > Ryerson Online Appt. Request.
The Ryerson & Burnham Libraries, located in the Art Institute of Chicago (111 S. Michigan Ave.), are open Thursdays 10:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.; Wednesdays and Fridays 1:00-4:00 p.m. However, Individual Reference Appointments can be made Monday through Friday, between 10:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Visit our website to search the catalog, access databases, and learn more about our print and digital collections.
Fall 2012. New SAIC students in the Art Institute of Chicago’s Modern Wing!
MAKING SENSE: VISUAL AND CRITICAL STUDIES & LIBERAL ARTS UNDERGRADUATE THESIS SYMPOSIUM
Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM at the Nichols Board of Trustees Suite in the Art Institute of Chicago’s Modern Wing. Light refreshments will be served.
*How to get to the Nichols Board of Trustees Suite:
Enter through the AIC’s Modern Wing and take the elevator located on the right side of the lobby to the second floor.
9:00 - 10:30 AM
E. Bennet Jones
Jackie HJ Cho
Caroline E. Kim
10:45 AM - 12:05 PM
II. Positioning Perception
Janina Clara McQuoid
12:05 - 1:30 PM
1:30 - 2:50 PM
III. Or Perhaps, Subversion
3:05 - 4:25 PM
IV. Trajectories: Shapes of the Unformed, the Virtual and the Experiential
Brook Sinkinson Withrow
Art Institute of Chicago, c.1904-1913
Burnham and Root designed the previous home of the Art Institute of Chicago, which opened in 1885 at 404 South Michigan Avenue. The Chicago Club took over that building when the Art Institute moved into its current home on the east side of Michigan Avenue at Adams Street in 1892. It was designed by Shepley, Rutan, and Coolidge. This building hosted several meetings in conjunction with the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893.
*** Thursday, April 12 ***
Art Institute of Chicago, Rubloff Auditorium
A panel of leading comic experts, including Neal Adams, Ivan Brunetti, Geofrey Darrow, and J.J. Sedelmaier discuss the history and future of this popular—and populist—art form. Richard Holland, cofounder of Bad at Sports podcast moderates this event in advance of the major summer exhibition, Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective.
Free for students with SAIC ID. Presented with C2E2, the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo.
The Society for Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago presents
THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2012
Rubloff Auditorium, The Art Institute of Chicago
Please use Modern Wing entrance
R.H. Quaytman uses a multilayered vocabulary to complicate assumptions
about singular abstract paintings. Since 2000 she has produced
“chapters” of paintings structured around a specific theme or concept.
The paintings’ narrative thread evolves over time with ongoing
references to the Op Art movement, her personal archive of images and
patterns, object qualities of a painting, storage and display methods,
and memory of the works’ original exhibitions. Quaytman’s wooden
painting structures are custom-made in distinct modular sizes, and her
compositions take inspiration from book design. In her view, “each
painting is a page” that can function individually or together with
her other work to represent a complex methodology.
R. H. Quaytman (American, born 1961) currently lives and works in New
York. Three of her paintings were included in the 2011 Society for
Contemporary Art Acquisition Exhibition. She will have a solo
exhibition at The Renaissance Society, Chicago in January 2013.
Quaytman has had solo exhibitions at museums and institutions
including: Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland; Neuberger Museum of Art,
Purchase, NY; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; and The
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Quaytman’s work has been
included in group exhibitions at: CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art,
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY; Sculpture Center, NY; Bergen Kunsthall,
Norway; and MoMA PS1, NY. Quaytman was included in the 54th Venice
Biennale in 2011 and the Whitney Biennial in 2010. Her work has
recently been published in Spine, a 400-page volume that includes her
work from the past decade.
****This event is free to current AIC staff, students, and faculty
with a valid student i.d. All students will be seated on a first come
first serve basis and will be seated after all SCA members. If you are
a professor and would like to bring your class, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org at least one week before the event. Please forward
this to students who might be interested in the program****
This evening’s program is generously sponsored by The Chauncey and
Marion D. McCormick Family Foundation.
The Society for Contemporary Art would like to acknowledge our
partnership with Sotheby’s as underwriters of our programming
throughout the year.
The Society for Contemporary Art at the Art Institute of Chicago presents
THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011
6:00 p.m. Lecture, “No Good (Except Historical)”: A talk about the
beauty of failure
Price Auditorium, The Art Institute of Chicago
Please use the Michigan Ave entrance
Joseph Grigely will lecture on a topic from his forthcoming book
Textualterity 2. As he describes, “Our culture is obsessed with
perfection, it loves the masterpiece, it adores virtuosity, but
perfection and masterpieces and virtuosity all evolve at the expense
of failure—things that go wrong and create in the process
opportunities from which beauty emerges, sometimes in the most
impossible of ways.” Examples discussed in the talk will include poems
and paintings, as well as perfumes, diamonds, and trout flies, and the
complex place of failure in the making of art forms like these.
Admission to the Art Institute of Chicago is free to Illinois residents every weekday, January 2–February 10, 2012! http://www.artic.edu/aic/visitor_info/geninfo.html#hours
I’m so blessed to have the opportunity to be able to really delve into my deepest passion, art history, at such a young age and contribute to one of my favorite museum institutions and work with really top notch influential curators, restorers, preparators, etc.
I’m a lucky gal.
12/8/11, 6-7 p.m.Morton Auditorium
TODAY! Artist Talk—Matt Keegan
Exposure: Matt Keegan, Katie Paterson, Heather Rasmussen
Matt Keegan’s site-specific installation grew out of the artist’s longstanding fascination with cities. Focusing on Chicago and New York, Keegan creates a meandering visual conversation with sculptures, annotated artist’s books, and seemingly random photographs mounted on sheet-metal panels painted the standard-issue color of municipal bridges in Chicago. These works remind us not only of the constant dialogue between the cities but also their constant flux. http://www.artic.edu/aic/calendar/event?EventID=9398
REMINDER: Holiday Card Contest Deadline is November 30
School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Art Institute of Chicago
Museum Shop Holiday Card Program
Submit a holiday card design by November 30 for a chance to be featured on one of the Art Institute of Chicago’s 2011 holiday cards and a one-time payment of $1,000 if your design is chosen!
Who is eligible to participate:
SAIC students, faculty, alumni, and staff are eligible to participate.
- All designs should be two-dimensional.
- Entries must be final versions.
- Entries must be no larger than 11 x 14. (Ideally as close to a 5 x 7 card as possible).
- Entries must be on paper stock. (Artwork is placed on a drum and scanned from the drum. No transparency is created.)
- Mounted artwork must be easily removable.
- Entries must be submitted no later than November 30, 2011 to be considered for the 2012-2013 catalog season
- Designs must be the artist’s own original holiday renderings or may be inspired by works in the Art Institute’s collection. If the design is based on a work of art by another artist, the existing work and artist must be identified when the design is submitted.
- Selected artists will sign a three-year exclusive contract with The Museum Shop, stating the design will not be reproduced elsewhere.
- A $1000 one-time flat fee will be paid for each chosen design.
- Contract will stipulate that The Museum Shop may utilize the design within the three-year time frame, for either inclusion in a future catalog or as additional developed product.
- The Museum Shop reserves the right to alter production of artwork, ie., utilization of details, cropping, diecut, laser cut, etc. from original design.
- Artists whose designs are selected, will be notified that their design has been chosen. Designs not selected will be returned to the artist provided a self-addressed stamp envelope is included with the artwork.
- Artist’s name will be printed on the cards, and the artist will be referenced in the copy of The Museum Shop’s catalog as a faculty, student, or staff member of the School of The Art Institute of Chicago.
- The Museum Shop will unilaterally oversee and approve all aspects of production.
Mail Artwork to:
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Museum Shop Administrative Offices
Attention Ann Sugg, Buyer/Product Development-Paper
116 S. Michigan Ave., suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60603
Please include your name, phone number, and email address with your materials and a self-addressed envelope if you would like your design to be returned to you.
If you have questions, contact Ann Sugg by email at email@example.com or by phone at 312.499.4244.
Live sets by:
DJ sets by DEAD FAME artists:
Chess of CENOB1TE
Alongside performances by acclaimed theatrical ensemble Collaboraction.
Free appetizers and cash bar. Get tickets ONLINE, by calling (877) 307-4AIC, or at any Art Institute admission counter. Space is limited.
VISIT THE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE HERE!
This seems fun.
PRO-TIP: Stop at the Art Institute in person and avoid $4.50/ticket in online ticket fees.